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Sohaya Visions and Mukul & Ghetto Tigers

AGATHE

a multi-award-winning play by Angela J. Davis, directed by Mukul Ahmed

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After a fabulous R&D presentation of this play, we are performing a brand new full production in Spring 2024 of the life of an overlooked woman in world history, 

Agathe Uwilingiyimana.

She was a university professor, an advocate for women and girls’ education, and prime minister for less than a day in the opening stages of the genocide against Tutsi people in Rwanda.

A beacon for our times, her silenced story and brave spirit are brought to life in this unique play, inspired by true but forgotten world history.

With Natasha Bain, Matthew Faucher, Rio Attoh-Wood, Maria Austin, and Jordon Kemp

 

AGATHE was a top-four finalist for the prestigious Jane Chambers Award and received several other honours including the Henley Rose Award, Landing Theatre New American Voices Award, SETC Getchell Award, and RAFTA Audience Selection.

Read review of R&D presentation in 2023 at Pinter Studio.

Audience Feedback

‘The play does an outstanding job of shining a light on the often-overlooked heroes of history.’

‘The whole story was new to me which is shocking. Now that I know more as this should be spoken about and part of the education system.’

‘I learnt so much about Rwanda - not just the genocide but the beautiful county and people who live there.’

‘It raised my awareness of the key issues…The whole experience opened my eyes.’

The way all the elements were interwoven so wonderfully. The music was particularly good. Great set also.’

‘I absolutely loved the balance between the serious trauma and the comedy.’

Playground Theatre

8 Latimer Road,

London W10 6RQ 

Wednesday 17 April 7.30 preview

Thursday 18 April 7.30 

Friday 19 April 7.30 

Saturday 20 April 2.30 matinee 

Saturday 20 April 7.30 

Sunday 21 April 4.00 matinee

 

Thursday 25 April 7.30 

Friday 26 April 7.30 

Saturday 27 April 2.30 matinee 

Saturday 27 April 7.30

Sunday 28 April 4.00 matinee

Thursday 2 May 7.30 

Friday 3 May 7.30 

Saturday 4 May 2.30 matinee 

Saturday 4 May 7.30 

Extra show

Stanley Arts Croydon

12 South Norwood Hill

London SE25 6AB 

Tuesday 30 April 7.30

Wednesday 1 May 7.30

About the Scriptwriter

Angela J. Davis is the author of THE SPANISH PRAYER BOOK (The Road Theatre Company 2019-20 season; L.A. Times Best Bet (“a literate meditation on the boundaries of art and social responsibility”), AGATHE (2022 Henley Rose Award - First Place Winner, 2020 New American Voices Award - The Landing Theatre, 2021 SETC Getchell Award for Outstanding Full-Length Play, 2021 Jane Chambers Award Top-4 Finalist and Honoree), CLARA AND SERRA and THE TALKING BEAR (commissioned in 2020 by Antaeus Theatre Company), and GRISWOLD (2022 recipient of the A is For Playwriting Prize and 2022 official selection for FutureFest, the National Women’s Playwrights Festival, and the American Dreaming New Works Festival), among other plays. The recipient of multiple playwriting honors, she’s also authored poetry and prose pieces appearing in THE ANTIOCH REVIEW, Art/Life, and a University of Iowa Press anthology and was one of sixteen writers selected as Literary Hosts for the 2018 PEN America LitFest. She has degrees from Stanford and UCLA; and is a member of Dramatists Guild, PEN America, and the Antaeus Theatre Company Playwrights Lab.

See AGATHE in Spring 2024

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